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Old 05-20-2008, 03:13 AM   #16
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Much as I like to find easy answers I'm not entirely sure that yaye is right in this case. I've tried to use fdisk /mbr from a Win98 boot on a Win XP drive. For some reason it wouldn't cope and I had to find my XP CD and use that with FIXMBR. However for a few minutes work - it's certainly worth the try.

Especially as I'm a bit lost on the Admin password issue. As I understand it, at the point in question Windows doesn't consider itself installed, so where is the password? Have you tried just hitting enter?

Old 05-20-2008, 07:09 AM   #17
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I've used fdisk /mbr before to remove the Linux bootloader. Check the latter part of this link:

about removing Lilo. It also works for GRUB. In my response, I forgot that the drive may be SATA. In that case, the Windows 98 boot floppy may not work. He said it was an old desktop, so I thought it probably had PATA hard drive.
Old 05-20-2008, 08:01 AM   #18
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Dear trekfan7

I am a newbie myself, but what i know is if you have a windows based partition program like partition magic you can delete linux(Ubuntu) partition and expand ur windows partition.
Old 05-20-2008, 08:20 AM   #19
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